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Body Clear by Neutrogena Review | Body Scrub Clears Acne & Smooths Skin

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Neutrogena Body Clear Body ScrubIt's great to have a body scrub that also helps to reduce acne breakouts, I hate it when summer comes and you don't feel comfortable wearing that strappy top because of a breakout on the back.

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub is formulated with salicylic acid is a proven ingredient to help clear acne and reduce further breakouts.

The scrub also contains micro-beads to get rid of dead skin cells that can clog pores therefor leaving the skin smoother and clearer.

This body scrub is gentle as it only contains 2% salicylic acid and Neutrogena also promises that the lather will rinse off easily without leaving any pore clogging residue behind. It is designed for daily use in the shower or bath.

Users Conclusions

I summarized the lists below from the patrons opinions on


  • Improves skins texture
  • Non greasy
  • Feels clean
  • Gentle
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Easy to use
  • Effective


  • Dries skin (a couple of users found)
  • Didn't clear up acne ( a few users found)
  • Not well packaged


Salicylic Acid (2%) (Acne Treatment)Water, Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocamphodiacetate, Polyethylene, Glycerin, Acrylates/Aminoacrylates/C10 30 Alkyl PEG 20 Itaconate Copolymer, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Linoleamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Matricaria Flower Extract (Chamomilla Recutita), Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Yellow 6, Red 40, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 33, Yellow 5, Fragrance.

To Sum Up

All in all a reasonable product from Neutrogena with most of the users singing its praises. They said it helped clear acne as well as smooth their skin.

However, there area couple of patrons that found the formula didn't work at all for their acne breakouts and in some cases it just dried and irritated it.

At $23.97 for 3 8.5oz bottles it is quite reasonably priced and won't break the bank if you want to give it a try.

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Natural Dead Sea Mud Soap by Adovia Review | Reduces Psoriasis, Acne & Hydrates Skin

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Adovia Natural Dead Sea Mud SoapAdovia has devised this natural soap of mud from the Dead sea in Israel to thoroughly clean skin deep down, as well as cleanse without the dreaded soap scum that other soaps can leave on your skin.

It also promises not dry out your skin but actually hydrate and moisturize it using the rich mineral ingredients.

Most of us know that Dead sea mud is good for the skin but why?

Benefits of using Dead Sea Mud

The Dead Sea is full of rich minerals, it contains more than fifteen times the amount of magnesium found in ordinary sea water; magnesium helps the metabolism of skin cells and can be used as a anti-allergen.

Other Dead Sea minerals include zinc, bromine, iodine and potassium, which all play a significant role in keeping our skin looking healthy.

Dead sea mud is also used a lot in spa's around the world as it helps with the treatment of rheumatic conditions and induces relaxation. Rheumatic conditions are a type of disease involving inflammation of muscles, joints, and other tissues.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the lists below from people using this soap:


  • Foams nicely
  • Helps with Psoriasis (for some users)
  • Leaves skin very clean
  • Moisturizing
  • Helps reduce over productive oil glands
  • Reduces acne breakouts
  • Gentle


  • Slight mud smell
  • Caused a out break (one user found)
  • A little expensive


80% Palm / 20% Palm Kernel Oil, Dead Sea Salts, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Deionized Water (Aqua).

To Sum Up

According to the reviews Adovia Dead sea mud soap works wonders for Psoriasis and acne, say most people.

Some users say it does have a slight muddy smell but it disappears after a few minutes.

It is a little pricey for a bar of soap at $29.99, although many think its worth the price as it helps with some skin conditions and also lasts a lot longer than the average bar of soap.

This soap could also be very appealing to those of you that like to keep it natural, as all the ingredients are natural.

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Lavender & Chamomile Soothing Tub Tea by Bettijo Review | All Natural & Stress Relieving

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Bettijo Soothing Tub TeaBettijo has devised a Lavender and Chamomile soothing Tub Tea to relieve stress. It is made from all natural ingredients and doesn't contain dyes, fragrances, tea, dea, sulfates, parabens, petroleum mineral oil, silicone formaldehyde or carbomer.

The jar should contain enough herbs and botanicals for a least thirty bathing sessions.

Even though it is called tub tea it doesn't actually contain any tea, which is a good thing. If you bathed in tea it would probably turn your skin a bit yellow.

Beneficial Effects Of Lavender

  • Aids in a good nights sleep
  • Relieves aches & pains
  • Disinfectant
  • Fragrances linens
  • Insect repellant
  • Heals burns

Beneficial Effects of Chamomile

  • Muscle relaxant
  • Relieve menstrual cramps
  • Soothe burns
  • Allergies
  • Relieves stress/depression
  • Aids a good night sleep

Users Conclusions

I have summarized below the opinions of the people using Bettijo tub tea:


  • Relieves stress
  • Smells good
  • Relaxes
  • Long lasting
  • Natural


  • Expensive


Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower, Calendula Officinalis Flower, Lippia Citriodora (Verbena) Leaves, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Leaf, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Fruit.

Directions Of Use

Fill the accompanying metal tea infuser with herbs and toss into the bathtub while running the water. This can also be used for a facial steam by adding the filled tea infuser to a bowl hot water, then using a towel draped over your head to catch the vapors.

To Sum Up

All in all a good product according to the reviews. The users found it very relaxing especially with the aromatic scent of the lavender.

It is quite lavishly priced at $24 for a 1.8oz jar, although it does last for approximately 30 uses.

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Masada Lavender Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts Review | Softens Skin & Relieves Muscle Pain

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Masada Dead Sea Mineral Bath SaltsMasada bath salts are made from 100% natural Dead Sea mineral salts, it also contains lavender to relax, relieve tension and help aid a peaceful nights sleep.

The Dead Sea salts are imported directly from Israel in their natural form, Masada just packages these unprocessed salts.

These salts are said by Masada to temporarily relieve: arthritis; psoriasis; rheumatism; muscle pain; eczema; lower back pain. It should also help to soften the skin.

Users Conclusions

I have listed below what the patrons using these salts thought of the out come:


  • Smells nice
  • Relaxing
  • Leaves skin feeling soft
  • Relieves aches and arthritis pain
  • Dissolves quickly


  • A little pricey
  • pebbles may be found within the salts


Dissolve 1-2 cups bath salts into warm bath. Soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water.


Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Bromides, Insolubles, Fragrance.

To Sum Up

These bath salts have good reviews with the users saying how the salts relieved pains and also helped then to relax at the end of a hard day.

However, a few fanatics did say that they sometimes find pebbles in the bottom of the bath but they don't think it's a big deal. It just proves the salts haven't been processed.

Masada have priced the Dead sea salts quite high at $31.87 for a 64oz tub, although most users think it is worth the price for a high quality product.

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Lush’s Sex Bomb Bath Bomb Review | Romantic Jasmine & Soya Milk Relaxes the Mind & Softens Skin

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb by LUSHSex bomb bath bomb by Lush is a favorite among many staff and customer. It is the one I would recommend to any of you who haven't tried a bath bomb before.

It has a lovely relaxing jasmine scent and turns the water a light shade of pink. There will also be rice a paper rose petals for that extra bit of luxury.

The mix of soya milk and jasmine will leave your skin soft with a light jasmine fragrance, says Lush.

I admire Lush for making what I consider exquisite products from natural ingredients. I also like how they use all recyclable materials even down to the packaging of the products.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the list below from users opinions of the bath bomb:


  • Lovely scent
  • Relaxing pink bubbles
  • Luxurious rice paper rose petals
  • Leaves skin soft
  • Romantic


  • A little expensive


Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk (Glycine soja), Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Synthetic Musk,Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale), Clary Sage Oil (Salvia sclarea), Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata), Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, FD&C Red No. 4, D&C Red No. 33, Rice Paper Flower.

To Sum Up

A must have according to the patrons using it, they say its relaxing and romantic. Users also like how it leaves their skin feeling soft with a luxurious jasmine scent.

Some think it is a little pricey at $5.95 for 1 bomb, although they say it is worth the price because it makes you feel sooo good!

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Pure Castile Soap by Dr. Bronner Review | Natural Organic Multi-Purpose Liquid for Body & House

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps Pure-CastilePure Castile Soap by Dr Bronner contains all natural organic ingredients and recycles and reuses all post consumer bottles. Which I'm sure those of you that are eco friendly will find a huge plus.

This liquid soap can be used for multiple tasks like cleaning floors, bathrooms, fruits, pets, body and is even good for shaving.

Castile is a very mild natural soap that has water softening and cleansing properties. This makes it more desirable over harsh synthetic soaps.

It also contains almond oil for its calming, soothing scent. It doesn't contain any foaming agents and is 100% vegan.

Users Conclusions

Below I have summarized users opinions of this Castile soap:


  • Gentle
  • Great fragrance
  • Cleans well
  • Thick and creamy
  • A little goes a long way
  • Organic and natural
  • Multi-purpose


  • Expensive

To Sum Up

Dr Bronner has created a very desirable product it seems as most people say it is a great multi purpose cleaner that smells amazing, cleans well and is all natural and organic.

The only problem that some patrons had with the soap was that it is lavishly priced at $27.90 for 2 32oz bottle. Personally I don't think that is a too bad price considering it can be used to clean almost everything.

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Honey Flavored Body Powder by Urban Decay Review | Shimmering, Edible & Gives a Natural Glow

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Urban Decay Flavored Body Powder - HoneyHoney flavored body powder by Urban decay is devised to give the skin a shimmering glow that's good enough to eat, literally! It can be applied onto the face, arms anywhere.

The powder comes in a gold container with a signature leopard print buffer puff, very saucy. Personally I really like this product, it is good for a bit of fun.

I'm reviewing the honey powder which tastes and smells of honey, though not an over powering smell. Urban Decay also made this powder in Chocolate and Marshmallow flavors too, yummy!

Users Conclusions

Below I have listed the opinions of people using the honey flavored body powder:


  • Long lasting shimmer and glow
  • Tastes great
  • Smells sweet
  • Fun and flirty


  • Rubs off on clothes
  • Hard to spread evenly (one users said)

To Sum Up

Most patrons relish this powder as they say it tastes magnificent and they also like the natural shimmering glow it provides.

One problem that a few users had was it seemed to transfer easily onto clothes but one fanatic did suggest applying a smaller amount, as she found that helped. There was a couple of ladies who found it hard to apply the powder evenly over their body.

The price is average at $26, it could be fun to try if its within the budget.

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Sophisticated Sparklicity Shimmer Dust Review | Tarina Tarantino’s Long Lasting Body Sparkles

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

TARINA TARANTINO Sparklicity Shimmer DustSparklicity Shimmer Dust was devised by Tarina to add a little sparkle to bare shoulders, legs, hair, and décolleté.

Apparently the finishing touch of Sparklicity is made from an Italian formula called reflex, which delivers pure glitter and crushes it up into tiny pieces and adds an adhesive so it will stick to the skin.

This is a more sophisticated shimmer dust, the way its made means it does add a shimmer to skin rather than kiddy looking chunks of glitter. It has been designed with the more mature woman in mind. So your never to old to enjoy a bit of sparkle.

The bottle it comes in is beautiful, looks like a perfume bottle, this is definitely designed for the girly girl who loves pink.

Users Conclusions

I have complied patrons opinions of Sparklicity below from reviews on


  • Long lasting
  • Fast drying
  • Sophisticated shimmer


  • Big chunks of glitter (one reviewer said)


Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Bismuth Oxychloride CI 77163, Silica, Tin Oxide CI 77861, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Mica CI 77019, Iron Oxides CI 77491, Carmine CI 75470.

To Sum Up

Sparklicity shimmer seems to be a big hit with most users who say it is sophisticated shimmer that's long and fast drying.

One users didn't have the same opinion, she found it was big chunks of glitter, like we wore as teenagers.

I like the idea of this product although it is pricey at $39 a bottle, it is only a shimmer after all.

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Silky Underwear Dusting Powder by Lush Review | Cocoa Butter Moisturizes Skin with a Jasmine Fragrance

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Silky Underwear Dusting Powder by LushLush have devised Silky Underwear Dusting Powder (funny name I know) to moisturize and fragrance the skin after a bath or shower.

This a cheap alternative to using your expensive perfume everyday to give you that sexy scent. It contains real bits of cocoa butter, which you can feel according to some ladies who use the powder.

What is Cocoa Butter?

Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil or theobroma cacao, is a pale-yellow, pure edible vegetable fat extracted from the cacao bean. It is used to make chocolate, biscuits, bakery wares, pharmaceuticals, ointments, and toiletries. Cocoa butter has a mild chocolate flavor and aroma.

Mainly used as a thickening agent, cocoa butter is a common ingredient in lipsticks, soaps and emollient creams. It easily absorbs into the skin and imparts sheen.

An antioxidant that soothes and nourishes the skin. Moisturize the skin leaving it soft and smooth. Common ingredient in most of the body lotions and shower gels.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the lists below from the opinions of the ladies using the dusting powder.


  • Smells divine
  • Leaves skin feeling soft
  • Fine smooth powder
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Absorbs well
  • Lasts all day


  • Tacky looking container


Cornstarch(Zea mays), Kaolin, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Perfume, Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides).

To Sum Up

Lush are well known by most people now, if you haven't tried any of the products pop in to the Lush store to try out some, I guarantee you will fall in love.

The packaging is a little tacky but the powder seems to moisturize and fragrance the skin wonderfully according to the majority of ladies using it.

It is priced at around $12 for a 100g tub, not bad as many users say it does last along time.

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